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Beal could make season debut for Wizards tonight

Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal was a full participant at practice Tuesday for the second straight day. He initially hoped to make his season debut against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, but coach Randy Wittman did not rule out the possibility of Beal, out since Oct. 10 with a broken left wrist, playing tonight against the Dallas Mavericks for the 7-2 Wizards. Beal averaged 17.1 points per game last season, his second in the NBA.

Jorge Castillo, The Washington Post

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Reliever Drake signed, will join 40-man roster

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The Orioles have kept relief pitcher Oliver Drake in the organization, signing the right-hander to a major league deal, the club announced Tuesday. Drake, 27, became a minor league free agent after this past season. By signing him to a major league deal, the Orioles will add him to the organization's 40-man roster, protecting him from next month's Rule 5 draft. Drake led the Double-A Eastern League with 31 saves while pitching for Bowie in 2014. He was 2-4 with a 3.08 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 522/3 innings. The Orioles selected Drake in the 43rd round of the 2008 draft out of the Naval Academy. The club placed him on its 40-man roster after the 2011 season, but he missed most of the next year with shoulder problems. Drake made just three starts for Bowie in 2012 and underwent surgery that August. He was removed from the 40-man roster in September 2012 and moved into a relief role beginning in the 2013 season. With the addition of Drake, the Orioles have 34 players on their 40-man roster. Teams have until Thursday to set their roster to protect players from the Rule 5 draft.

Eduardo A. Encina

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Navy's Worth Smith to miss six weeks with knee injury

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The Navy men's basketball team will be without senior forward Worth Smith for at least six weeks after he dislocated his left kneecap in the second quarter of the season opener against Michigan State on Saturday night. Smith has began rehabilitation and is expected to play when the Midshipmen open Patriot League play Dec. 31 against Loyola Maryland. Smith led Navy in scoring and rebounding last season with averages of 11.8 points and 5.6 boards. He is the Mids' most experienced player with 91 games and 78 starts.

Bill Wagner, The Capital Gazette

Women's college basketball: Tracey Carrington (Dundalk) had a game-high 27 points to power host Morgan State (1-2) to a 90-50 win over Wesley (1-2). The Bears shot 47.1 percent from the field. ... Host Fordham (1-2) took an early lead and won, 61-37, over Mount St. Mary's (0-2). Jacqueline Brewer had nine points for the Mount, which trailed 33-17 at the break.

College field hockey: Maryland senior midfielder-forward Maxine Fluharty was selected as the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Mid-Atlantic Region Player of the Year and is one of five finalists for the NFHCA National Player of the Year Award. She had 15 goals and three assists.

College football: Navy seniors linebacker Joe Worth and safety Shakir Robinson have been chosen for major leadership positions within the Brigade of Midshipmen. Worth will be the brigade commander and Robinson one of two regimental commanders.

Women's college volleyball: Navy junior middle hitter Katie Sylakowski was named to the All-Patriot League first team and sophomore libero Alli Graf was chosen for the second team.

College Hall of Fame: Seven former UMBC student-athletes will be inducted into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame on Jan. 31. The inductees will be Melanie Denischuk, Class of '07, softball; Marcus Gross, '06, men's soccer; Andrew Hampson (Boys' Latin), '00, men's lacrosse; Izudin Mehmedovic (Oakland Mills), '07, cross country/track and field; Brendan Mundorf (Mount Saint Joseph), '06, men's lacrosse; Lindsey Prather (Joppatowne), '05, swimming and diving; and Darryl Proctor, '10, men's basketball. The dinner and ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. at the Westin BWI Airport Hotel. Ticket information will be made public later this month.

Major League Soccer: Forward Fabiàn Espíndola was named D.C. United's Most Valuable Player Award and received the Fans' Choice Goal of the Year and the Golden Boot. Defender Bobby Boswell was awarded Defender of the Year. Defender Sean Franklin was named Humanitarian of the Year.

Youth lacrosse: Tryouts for the Ravens Girls Lacrosse Club will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Bryn Mawr. Experienced female field players and goalies graduating from high school in 2019, 2020 and 2021 are eligible. Go to ravenslax.org for details.

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